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Vatican prosecutor, US reverend Robert W. Oliver gives a press... News PhotoGiving,Horizontal,International Landmark,Italy,Press Conference,Prosecutor,Religion,Rome - Italy,USA,VaticanPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPVatican prosecutor, US reverend Robert W. Oliver gives a press conference at the Gregorian University on February 5, 2013 in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Reverend Robert W. Oliver as Promoter of Justice for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, one of the central offices of the Holy See in December 2012. The position of Promoter of Justice at the Congregation is similar to that of prosecutor in civil law and carries responsibility for investigating more serious crimes in the Church such as desecrating the Holy Eucharist, or violating the seal of confession. It also includes responsibility for the investigation of the sexual abuse of minors by clerics. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)